New Species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from Central Peru


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A new species of toad, Bufo chavin, is described from two localities (3010 and 3070 m) from the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru (Departamento de Huinuco, Provincia de Pachitea, Distrito de Chaglla)w here it occurs sympatrically with Bufos pinulosus. Bufo chavin is referred to the Bufo veraguensis group. The new species differs from all members of this group by having large, elevated, elongate glands on each forearm and tibia, two large, elevated, elongate glands on the outer dorsal margin of each foot and one small, elevated gland on the outer dorsal margin of each hand. Eggs are relatively large, yolky and unpigmented in the new species.


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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